When I first talked to the bride, her name sounded very familiar. It turns out that I had worked with her on several theatre projects in the past!
Her wedding was a month away and she had talked to another local florist, but wasn't very happy (this is not the first time a bride shared her frustration with other florists, a blog post on that will be coming soon!). There were a few things that she wanted and was quoted at a ridiculously high price or was told that there was no way she would be able to have certain flowers, like a simple gardenia for her hair! When I heard this, I was shocked and quickly assured her that what she wanted was available and I could give it to her within her budget.
Since the wedding was being held at the fox, we wanted something dramatic (and the bride specially requested feathers!). I also wanted to make sure that the red roses she asked for wouldn't clash or blend in with the red curtain in the background, so we added some beautiful dark purple calla lilies.
The bridal bouquet had ivory feathers and an ivory ribbon accent with just a little bit of sparkle added to the callas.
The bridesmaids bouquet had a single feather accent (in the colors of the bridesmaid dresses, purple and teal) with the red roses and purple callas. To add some drama to the bouquets, I made a collar out of purple aspidistra leaves.
The grooms boutonniere had a feather accent to match the bride's bouquet. Not pictures is the groomsmen bouts which were similar but did not have the feather accent.
The other piece she asked me for was a simple arrangement on the guest book table. I used a tall silver vase and used hydrangeas, three red roses, the purple callas and these gorgeous white ostrich feathers to add some drama.
A special shout out to my friend and co-conspirator Allison of Cake Done Right for her work on the wedding as well, with the feathers, its like we planned the whole thing!
It was a lot of fun working on this wedding and I wish Kris and Raegena Brunker warm wishes on their marriage!